The patented Pack N’ Roll MC and AC cable dispenser is a heavy-duty cable accessory that helps electrical contractors unravel coil quickly and easily, while still keeping it in coil form rather than pooling in a pile where it is subject to knotting. With a capacity of up to 250 feet, Pack N’ Roll makes it fast and easy to pull cable without any tangles, prevents cable damage, reduces cable memory, and eliminates scrap. It keeps cable organized, neat and clean – and easier to clean up when the job is complete.
AFC Cable Systems
Snap2It fittings handle a wide range (14/2 to 3/3) and variety of MC cables - including the new MC-PCS cable with lighting and low voltage circuits in same cable. These Snap2It connectors save time and take only 17 seconds per connector for installation.
Available in one-, two- and three-pole configurations, the E90 30Aand 60A Class J fuse holder family, new from ABB, expands the company’s selection of UL-listed fuse holders and other protective devices. The E90 Class J fuse holder family, designed specifically for the North American industrial market, ensures safety during maintenance operations with the capability to be sealed in the closed position and padlocked in the open position. The E90 Class J fuse holders are designed for industrial installations, motor and transformer protection, heating systems, and control circuits.
Safeguard Security Systems is a grid-hardening power cable system designed to be cut-proof, ballistic-proof and EMP-proof to guard against critical circuit attacks. Aetna has developed SafeGuard Security Systems in response to NERC’s Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) 014 mandate. Under CIP-014, all U.S. utilities must assess the vulnerability of their transmission and distribution system and devise methods to protect critical assets from damage and failure. The circuit protection system incorporates 600V through 35kV power cable, a connector/grounding system and professional installation by certified grid-hardening experts.
Appleton has expanded its watertight aluminum die cast hubs to include trade sizes 2-1/2 inches to 4 inches, giving electricians more choice in connecting rigid conduit or IMC to larger enclosure openings. UL listed and CSA certified, these corrosion-resistant hubs prevent wire abrasion with an insulated throat rated to 105°C. A captive BUNA-N O-Ring provides a watertight seal (NEMA 4X), while smooth, accurately tapped threads yield easier insulation, a process further enhanced by the hub’s faster wrenching profile. NPT threads fit standard knockouts. Appleton’s Watertight Hubs meet NEC requirements for hazardous locations (Class I, Div. 2; Class II, Div. 1 & 2; Class III) found in chemical and petrochemical plants, refineries, pulp and paper processing plants, and other areas where flammable vapors, gases or combustible dusts are present.
Klein Tools has expanded its line of utility and pocket knives with new designs and features specifically for electricians. The Electrician’s Pocket Knife (Cat. No. 44201) has a satin finish drop point blade with three wire stripping notches on the backside; a liner lock that secures blade in open position and an anodized aluminum handle that resists corrosion.
The Evolution Series 10-inch poke-thru device offers eight individual gangs of communication, audio video and power capacity, eliminates the need for junction boxes and is designed with a durable, stylish cover assembly. Users can mix and match devices, ports and receptacles to configure each of the eight gangs to suit their individual requirements. Legrand says it’s the first manufacturer to offer wired connections inside a poke-thru device, eliminating the need for a junction box.
Simpler Die Selection Process
In conjunction with the launch of its new M18 Force Logic 600 MCM Crimper, Milwaukee Tool has unveiled its Copper and Dual Rated Dies. All dies feature colored bands and wire size markings so users can quickly and easily choose the correct die for the application at hand. When a die is out of the case, the colored empty slot helps identify which die is missing — a time-saver when determining what dies are available. The 600 MCM Crimper with Milwaukee U Style Dies are UL classified with most Anderson, Blackburn, Burndy, ILSCO, Panduit, Penn-Union and T&B connectors #8 – 600MCM Cu and #8 – 350 MCM Dual Rated Connectors.
Phoenix Contact’s new CBM is a series of programmable, multi-channel circuit breakers that can manage multiple circuits in a single device. With up to eight circuit breakers in 41 mm of space, the CBM significantly reduces the amount of cabinet space used. The two new device circuit breakers, with four- and eight-channel options, lock in the set nominal currents electronically, preventing unwanted changes. Each channel has an individual load rated at 0.5A-10A, with an LED status indication that lets users monitor the trip status of each circuit-breaker channel. The circuit breaker detects and signals overvoltages and undervoltages, then disables connected loads in a targeted manner.
The 490 Series Datalogging Digital Multimeter lets electricians troubleshoot problems in industrial applications such as power distribution systems, electro-mechanical equipment, and motor drives on the plant floor, as well as perform a range of basic maintenance tasks to maximize productivity and minimize downtime. Multimeters can be complex and require technical set-up knowledge. However, the 490 Series is designed to be extremely user-friendly with its auto-sensing functions, easy-to-read backlit LCD and simple toggle operation. Ideal Industries